Big things are in store for the Indian motorcycle market, thanks to Indian bike maker TVS. That’s because the company is launching its new product, the TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS.
TVS claims that the Apache RTR 180 ABS is the first bike in the Indian market to come equipped with Anti-Lock Braking System, a technology that will now allow its customers to take advantage of the new technology.
But more than just being ABS-ready, the Apache RTR 180 was designed to be a looker, and for all intents and purposes, it is one. For starters, racing GT graphics adorn the bike, providing a look that exudes racing sophistication. The luminous rims and the race crouch mirrors are also part of the bike’s set-up, highlighting the bike’s RTR racing pedigree. Bull horn grab rails have been ergonomically designed to aid the pillion rider in holding on tight while a superbike-style rear fender comes with a replaceable and functional mud flap and a dual texture seat to provide a comfortable seating arrangement.
Powering the Apache RTR 180 is a 177.4 cc 4-stroke engine that produces 17 horsepower @ 8,500 rpm and 15.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm.
Find out more about the TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS after the jump.
Split Grab Rails
The Bull Horn grab rails are splits and Ergonomically designed to aid the pillion rider in holding on tight. The grabs are designed based on inpute data taken from thousands of palm types and grab holding styles to achieve an optimum blend of design and functionality.
Racing GT Graphics and Stripes
Whichever angel you look at, The Apache RTR 180 Spells cocky sophistication. It’s fluid Racing Graphics, Luminous rims and race crouch mirrors epitomizathe RTR Racing pedigree.
The 2009 RTR Range comes loaded with aerodynamic air scoops that not only ass to the design but also ensure air is directed towards the engine unit to help better cooling efficiency.
The Engine fairing design again illustrates the amount of detailing that has gone into its development. It function to save the RTR engine from elements and harsh riding conditions and also adds to its aerodynamic design.
Lightweight stylish allys designed in a way that doesn’t add weight beyond waht is necessary. Lightweight but extremely tough these alloys weather the toughest os surfaces and reduced weight ensure thet you do not looose out feeling the Thrill of acceleration every time you twist your wrist.
Forged Brake Lever
The Apache RTR 180 Employs a forged brake lever and gear lever set, which apart from delivering great looks is also lighter in construction.
Removable Rear Fender
The Superbike style rear fender comes with a replaceable and functional mud flap.
Dual Texture Seat
Dualt Texture Seat offers nice feel and good comfort.
Over Square Engine
The rev happy square,screamer units is the definitive signature of TVS Racing Chicanery and the Ingenuity of its engineers,this rev happy unit is acclaimed and very close to the unit that won the Apache RTR 160, Performance bike of year from BS Motoring, Overdrive and NDTV car and Bike Awards.
Roto Petal Disc
Front : Apache RTR 160 was the first bike in india to have pioneered rotor petal disc brakes and on ony other bike it would have been a compromise with an impressive diameter of 270mm, it aids in razor sharp breaking and the sahpae aids in faster heat dissipation from the disc pad razor-sharpd breaking is guaranteed.
Rear : First time on the bike in ots class,the Roto Petal Disc brake on the rear wheel adds to the breaking capability and performance in the RTR 180.
This Breaking ability is further enhached by the cindidience inspiring ANS, which goves you a reassuring feel during panic situations.
Digital Speedo Console
The blue backlit Speedo Console pack i enough stuff for the technologu geeks in you, with info like two trip logs, Max speed registration and time, to mention a few.
Leading from the rear are led tail lamps. lED ( Light Emiting Diode ) are more powerful and ensure hi visibility in all weather conditions and are also as the consume less power from the unit.
Inscorporating both function and style the headlamps and the park lights have been integrated into cowl for a sleek finish. During night the brilliant light throw if the Headlamps provides bery good visibility.
The RTR Poly Shocks take on every bump,and every pothole with impunity and bully them into sebmission. The poly Shock comes with a revolutioneary technology where the rebound from a shock transmitted the road surface is dissipated as heat energy from the Ploshock, giving the rider no matter what the surface.
Clip On Handle Bars
The handle bars on the RTR are designed based insight from racong unlike conventional tubular handle bars. The clip on unit seen On the RTR range consists of a base unit with two distinct handles clamper to the base unit.It present a sporty riding satace that is aero dynamics and easy to control.the clip ons are adjustable for reach as seen on hi end bikes.
The Wide tubeless tyres do the job well in putting all the power down onto the tarmac.
Designed with details that add to the sportiness of the bike the silencer has been sound engineered as we understand that a huge part of the Apache RTR 180 Appeal lise in the kind os sound it makes.
Rearset Foot Pegs
The Sporty foot pegs are Lightweight and the contribute to the power to weight ratio of the bike and the design. They are set in a rear set position to make sure every riding experience is like a track riding experience.
12.52 KW @ 8500 RPM
15.5 NM @ 6500 RPM
Bore x Stroke
62.5 mm x 57.8mm
2 Valve, Single Overhead Cam
Valves per Cylinder
Power to Weight ration
124.08 BHP / TON
Electric and Kick Start
IDI-DualMode Digital Ignition
Telescopic Forks 105mm
Stoke mono tube inverted Gas Filled Shox [MIG] with Spring Aid
Rim size Front
1.85 x 17"
Rim Size Rear
1.15 x 17"
Tyre Size Front
90 / 90 x 17" Tubless
Tyre Size Rear
110 x 80 X 17 " Tubless
270 mm Petal Disc
200 mm Petal Disc
Double Cradle Syncro Stiff
12 V, 9.0 Ah
35 / 35 W halogen Hs1, Clear Lens with Multi face reflector